THE ORGAN PRELUDE
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert/screen
#1 Mighty to Save #3 My One Comfort
#2 Even So Come #4 What A Beautiful Name
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Psalm 115 (page 443)
Matthew 28:18-20 (page 26)
Acts 17:16-18 (page 107)
THE SERMON: “Exposing Hidden Idols in Our Lives”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
[from Jeremiah 14:7,8,20-22]
C: Although our iniquities testify against us, O Lord, act for Your name’s sake! Truly our apostasies have been many, we have sinned against You. O Hope of Israel, our Savior in time of distress, why are You like a stranger in the land, or like a traveler who has pitched his tent for the night? . . . We know our wickedness, O Lord, the iniquity of our fathers, for we have sinned against You. Do not despise us, for Your own name’s sake; do not disgrace the throne of Your glory; remember, and do not annul Your covenant with us . . . We hope in You. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #230 The Old Rugged Cross
* THE APOSTLES CREED
AN ANTHEM: Chancel Choir
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #46 This is My Father’s World
* THE COMMISSION & THE BENEDICTION
* THE THREEFOLD AMEN
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your pews in a worshipful attitude until the Pastor leaves
* ORGAN POSTLUDE
* Indicates congregation standing; C = Congreg. Response
There are private listening units available during our worship services for anyone with hearing difficulties. Please pick one up at the welcome desk in the narthex and return immediately following the service.
WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS who are worshiping with us. We pray you will have a meaningful time of worship and invite you to worship with us again.
FOR PERSONAL PRAYER AND MINISTRY, please come to the chancel steps following the service. Prayer helpers from the congregation will pray with you. Prayer request cards are located in the pew rack for those who wish to submit them.
CONGRATULATIONS to Gus and Sunhwa (Lee) Niederhaus who shared solemn marriage vows yesterday in Seoul, Korea. May God bless them and have them grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Carl and Jerri Thompson and family in memory of Laura and Benjamin.
USHER CAPTAINS: Dave Doran, Dana Gehman
LAY VISITOR: Marge VanOmmeren
GREETERS TODAY: Thelma Spitzkopf, Linda Stretch
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Alice Kraus
May 14th Dorothy Kehs
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
Matt and Kate Harris, Farrah McClaskey
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
Tosha and Reagan Hostelley, Krista Tyson
Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years)
Phil and Renee Shafer, Mitchell VanDerbeek
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Frank Scholl, Brian Shoemaker 11th; Aiden Kehs, Ken Ritter, Tina Smith 12th; Judah Kehs, Troy Radcliff 13th; Mabel Neal, Donna Weiss 14th; Becca Rosenbaum 16th; Ben Leidy, Stan Radcliff 17th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Scott and Sherise Rittenhouse 14th; Tom and Susan Merritt 15th; Jerry and BJ Kulp 16th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Exposing Hidden Idols in Our Lives. The exposure of political corruption has dominated the news since the surprise elections of 2016. Coverage of political figures has reached a fever pitch, so that some in the Congress are saying newscasters are on a “witch-hunt”. Not all forms of exposure are identified in this way. In fact, we are relieved when political corruption is uncovered, just as we would be if cancer was exposed and then surgically removed from our bodies. Today we want to expose potentially hidden idols in our lives and eliminate them, so that we can truly live and glorify our God.
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today Part 1 – Christianity & the Nature of Science
May 14 Part 2 – Christianity & the Nature of Science
May 21 Part 3 – Christianity & the Nature of Science
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Room 125.
REGISTRATION FOR VBS is now in full swing. Information is available on the table in the narthex, including postcards you can use to invite your neighbors and friends. Please make sure you register your children’s through the Leidy’s Church website by Sunday, May 28th. Paper registration is also available if you do not have access to the web. VBS is open to all children who have completed Kindergarten (or born before September 1, 2011) through 6th grade. If you have questions please contact Laura Heebner, 215-872-9834 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CHURCH PICNIC at Men-O-Lan is scheduled for Sunday, June 4th. Men-O-Lan will again be providing our mid-day meal, we provide our own desserts. Men-O-Lan is a peanut free camp, please nothing made with peanuts. A sign-up is in the bulletin this morning. Please place the completed form in the box provided.
THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE meets tomorrow evening at 7 in Room 211.
MANY THANKS TO ALL who participated in the special offering for the Haven of Hope. Over $4,300 was given to help them in a time of special financial need. May the Lord bless your generosity and may He continue to bless and use the Haven of Hope for the good of many and the glory of our Savior, the Lord Jesus.
LAST CALL FOR TICKETS! Dan Emr will be the special speaker at the upcoming BMCE Business and Professional Breakfast. It happens this Thursday, May 11th at the Franconia Heritage banquet facility. Enjoy a hearty breakfast served family style as well as hear Dan’s story. It begins at 6:30 and you’ll be on your way by 8. You may get your tickets from Jack Parry, Pastor Niederhaus, or the church office for a special price of $10, but you must get them no later than tomorrow.
REFINED EARS AND SENSITIVE PALATES will want to be part of the last one of all time SLMT Music & Dessert Night. It happens this Saturday, May 13th. Tickets are $20 p/person. Participants will enjoy a generous array of homemade desserts (with a song or two interspersed) in the Fellowship Hall. Then all will adjourn to the sanctuary to enjoy a concert of music by a variety of our best Leidy’s Church singers. No ticket is required to attend the concert, though a free-will offering will be taken. Everyone will find something suited to their taste.
COMPASSION SUNDAY is being recognized throughout the world today. This event is sponsored by Compassion International, and is an opportunity for you to begin sponsoring a child through this ministry. Ed & Darlene Schmidt will be in the narthex following worship. You are encouraged to look through the child packets, prayerfully choosing one or more that you would be able to sponsor.
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
THE RUMMAGE SALE IS THIS WEEK! Please bring any used but usable donations for the Rummage Sale no later than Tuesday and leave them in the gym. Mary Beth Musselman will be in the narthex to help you sign-up for a time slot to work anytime during the set-up on Monday and Tuesday or during the actual sale, Wednesday 9-8 and Thursday 9-6. We especially need men, women, and youth to help Thursday evening starting at 6:00 for pack-up.
DO YOU HAVE AN OLDER TEA SET? We would love to display it for you at the upcoming Ladies Tea on June 3 @ 11:00 am! If you do, could you please write its history down and we will be sure to display it along with the tea set. Please contact Karen Focht 267-923-5740 or via email: email@example.com
CONSISTORYMEN: remember to check your Consistory box in the workroom. You’ll find an agenda, financial reports, and various committee reports that you should peruse prior to our meeting this Wednesday.
NEED A MOTHER’S HELPER? Glory Griffith is available to help you out on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s. You can give her a call at 610-222-4431.
PRAISE BE TO GOD for the funds raised at last week’s SLMT Auction. Since we still have to back out a few expenses, we cannot give an exact profit/support number, yet we are confident in saying the final support figure will be over $19,500. Thank you to the myriads of persons who were involved in a myriad of ways!
LADIES OF LEIDY’S is looking for a few ladies to be a Table Hostess at our Ladies Tea on Saturday, June 3 at 11:00 am. Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. Please call Alice Kraus 215-536-4291 (home), 267-261-8543 (cell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
OPEN HOUSE AT OUR OLD CHURCH BUILDING! Many of you have been asking “What’s going on at our old church building?” Come and find out on Saturday, May 20th at an open house for The Hub Community Outreach (formerly Immanuel Leidy’s Church). There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as food, games, music, a petting zoo and door prizes! The ribbon cutting is at 10 a.m. and the event goes until 5. Rain date is June 3rd. For more information call Kelly Wilwert at 215-206-8388. If you would like to help out, please contact Lani Kimenhour at 215-527-2971. Hope to see you there!
NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY – Members and non-members alike are encouraged to have a photo taken for the Church Directory. You may sign up online by going to http://www.ucdir.com,/ enter PA725 in the Church Code field and enter Church in the Church Password field. OR You may choose to sign up in person on Sunday at the Photo Directory table. Photo days are Tuesday June 13 – Saturday June 17. If you are not able to make any of the dates set for Leidy’s Church, there will be a list of churches in the area that are also having photos done. You’ll be able to have your photo taken at that location instead. We’d like to have every family included in our newest directory.
MULCHING DAY is set for this Saturday beginning at 8 am. Please bring your own tools if you have them. Thanks!
SHARE YOUR FAITH WORKSHOP – Friday, May 19th from 7:00 to 9:00, and Saturday, May 20th from 8:30 to 3:30. Cost – $10 per person. Friday sign-in is at 6:45 p.m., and Saturday a continental breakfast begins at 8:30, lunch is also included. Childcare is available both days. Evangelism Explosion International has developed a Gospel presentation that’s easy to learn and hard to forget. The five fingers of your hand become a simple memory tool you use to share a Gospel presentation that has proven effective in every nation in the world. Forms can be found at the narthex hutch.
IF YOU HAVE A SET OF FREE-WEIGHTS that you would like to give a good home, please call Courtney at 484-686-0742. Thanks in advance!
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
4:00 p.m. Rummage set up
6:00 p.m. Youth help w/Rummage
9:00 a.m. Rummage set up
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Rm. 118
7:00 p.m. Outreach Committee – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Worship Committee – Rm. 211
9:00 a.m. Rummage set up
4:00 p.m. Lost Sheep Prayer
7:00 p.m. Grace Community – F.H.
7:00 p.m. Elder Prayer – Rm. 125
7:30 p.m. Spiritual Council – Rm. 125
7:30 p.m. Choir Rm Resvd.
9:00 a.m. Rummage Sale
1:30 p.m. Small Group – Rm. 211
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir
7:30 p.m. Consistory – C.R.
9:00 a.m. Rummage Sale
9:00 a.m. Precept Study
6:00 p.m. Rummage Pack up
6:30 p.m. Sanctuary Resvd.
7:00 p.m. Realm
6:00 p.m. SLMT Dessert & Music Night
8:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
May 16 Primary Elections
May 19-20 Share Your Faith Workshop
June 4 Church Picnic @ Men-O-Lan